Wife After Death by Eric Chappell
Thurs 29th - Sat 31st October 2015
Tenterden Town Hall
Comedian and national treasure Dave Thursby has died, and on the day of his funeral, friends and colleagues gather beside his coffin to pay their last respects. There’s Harvey, who wrote Dave’s material; Vi, Harvey’s wife; Kevin, Dave’s agent, and Kevin’s wife Jane. Dave’s glamorous widow Laura has arranged a funeral to remember, complete with a horse-drawn hearse and an attendant dog. An unfamiliar woman in flamboyant mourning clothes turns out to be Kay, Dave’s ex-wife from before he was famous, and a series of revelations end with Kevin throwing a drink into the coffin and all the guests asking themselves if they ever knew the “real” Dave.
Directed by Michael Patrick.
Harvey Barrett – Vernon Reeve ~ Vi Barrett – Gillian Davis
Laura Thursby – Fiona Murch ~ Kevin Prewitt – Steve Bowen
Jane Prewitt – Lynne Andrews ~ Kay – Angela Patrick
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